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Safety for Representatives

Safety for Representatives provides safety representatives (SR) and representatives of employee safety (RoES) with the necessary knowledge to understand their role and responsibilities, and how their actions can positively impact health and safety in the workplace.


On completion of the course delegates will be better able to define hazard and risk, identify a range of common workplace hazards, contribute to improving safety performance and undertake the role and functions of safety representatives (SR), representatives of employee safety (RoES) and contribute to safety committees.

Learning Methods



1 day

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

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Company Benefits

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  • Training a safety representative ensures effective management of health and safety issues.
  • Creates a safer work environment, reducing the risk of employee injuries or illnesses.
  • Reduce workplace fatalities: in 2022/23, 135 workers lost their lives at work.
  • Promotes good health and safety practices through effective consultation.
  • Balances health and safety goals with other business objectives, improving overall performance, productivity and efficiency.
  • Establishing good health and safety practices helps reduce the risk of this financial burden:
  • The HSC estimates the average cost of an accident-causing absence at £2100.
  • Investing in safety training is a proactive measure to prevent workplace accidents and subsequent absences.
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  • Unit 1

    Introducing safety for representatives

  • Unit 2

    Defining hazard and risk

  • Unit 3

    Identifying common hazards

  • Unit 4

    Improving safety performance

  • Unit 5

    Roles and functions of representatives


  • The assessment takes the form of an open discussion between the tutor and the learners. Case studies, scenario learning are used throughout the course to ensure that course objectives are met.

    Learners who successfully pass the course will receive a certificate of competency in the role as a Safety Representative.

Course Length

  • 1 day

Learning Methods

  • On-Site

    Professional HSE training delivered at your premises

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

No formal entry requirements
Unit 1
Introducing safety for representatives Understand the reasons for working safely and the consequences for failing to do so.
Unit 2
Defining hazard and risk Understand the difference between hazards and risk.
Unit 3
Identifying common hazards Covering the six-most common hazards: Safety, Physical; Ergonomic;Organisation; Chemical; Biological
Unit 4
Improving safety performance Monitoring you health and safety performance and allocating the appropriate resources.
Unit 5
Roles and functions of representatives Including attending meetings, investigating accidents and reporting dangerous occurrences.

Safety for Representatives Course Guide

No formal exam requirements. The assessment takes place throughout and at the end of the course 
Workplace Training

Develop your people for a better organisation

By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the Astutis Approved Safety for Representatives course you will contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at a premises of your choice at a time to suit your needs.

Benefits Of Staff Training At Your Organisation

Cost and time saving benefits for larger number of staff.
Your own dedicated account manager to organise all aspects of your training.
Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests.
Choice and convenience of training delivery options to suit your staff.

Whats The Best Way For My Staff To Learn?

Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:

Online - Our interactive and multimedia rich courses for staff to fit in around their commitments

Classroom - Expert tutor-led delivery, hosted in a professional training environment across 6-sites within the UK. Alternatively classroom training can be delivered on-site at your premises for multiple learners.

Virtual - The Virtual Learning Academy is the most modern approach to delivering live-online training without the need to travel

Workplace Training

Helping You To Train Your Staff

Independent and practical consultancy support provided by our Chartered Health and Safety, and Environmental practitioners.

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